Friday, January 11, 2013

Calendar Girls January 2013!!

Welcome to ourJanuary Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occassions throughout the yea!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "January you start the year out fine".

The hop starts with Edwina at You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for January includes:

January Occassions We Wish to Share:
  • Hot Tea Month - Edwina
  • National Oatmeal Month - Miriam
  • National Soup Month

3 Festival of Sleep Day - Vicky
3 Fruitcake Toss Day
5 National Bird Day - Lucy
6 Cuddle Up Day - Janet
8 Bubble Bath Day - Kimberly
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day -
12 National Pharmacist Day: Lynne
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day: Anita
15 National Hat Day: Jearise
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day: Tabetha
18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne: Lynne
20 Penguin Awareness Day:Anita
21 National Hugging Day: Jearise
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day- Tabetha
23 National Pie Day - Miriam
27 Chocolate Cake Day - Lucy
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day: Lucy
29 National Cornchip Day -Janet
31 Backward Day

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For my first holiday I did National Oatmeal Month. I love oatmeal and I eat it every day for breakfast, but I thought I needed to do something a little more fun for this project that a layout of me eating breakfast. So, I made a treat box for my daughter for Valentine's which has oatmeal cookies in it. The backing for the treat box was made out of a 5" by 7" card shipper (available from Miriam's Crafting Supplies). I took the side flaps off of it so that the sides would be open, put the whole thing on my Cricut mat and lined it up to cut a heart out of the front of the box using MTC. I cut it higher than I anticipated, so instead of transparency I used card stock to back it. Then, I cut the same heart out of paper and covered the kraft paper mailer with patterned paper (it is from a Recollections collection, I'm not sure which). I had to use a blade to cut the opening out of the back of the shipper to put the tab in to close it. The card stock I used to back it with is part of the scraps from my next project. Inside the box I taped a 5 by 7 cello bag (also available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies) that I filled with cookies and closed up.

The other holiday I made a project for was National Pie Day. I searched for a mini pie box svg and found this one at All Things Crafty and Delicious. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make a mini pie, but those don't stay well, and I think that this will be my son's Valentine's Day gift, so that's ok. There is a piece of transparency over the opening on the top of the box. Instead of a ribbon in the slits meant for that on top I used twine.

I am entering these is the Creative Cutting Challenge - Valentine's Not A Card

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Lucy. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on February 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


  1. Okay, I'm hungry. I love oatmeal cookies and pies. I love your heart cookie bag and the pie box.These are great projects. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. Such great projects! Love all the colors and the twine...
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cutting Challenges!
    <3 Pam, CCC DT

  3. I love the new box better. it is so pretty with the dots. Much more cheerful. Thanks for letting me know. Edwina Brown

  4. These are absolutely wonderful and sew creative my dear friend!!!! It is always truly a pleasure hopping with you!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship

  5. Awesome, love them.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenges.

    CCC DT

  6. Wow that's such amazing projects. I would never have known what to do with the concept of oatmeal lol

  7. These are great boxes and I really love how you used the twine. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge!
    DT Leader

  8. Oh, these are great Miriam! Nice work on both of them, I am sure children will love them .

  9. Awesome and so creative. I love the mailer idea. You rock lady! I want your store button for my blog too.

  10. Very cute projects I love the paper you used!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  11. New follower sent by the Pimp-out/showcase hop!